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Runners -- Let thirst be your guide

Many people are drinking too much water, including sports drinks, when exercising, a practice that could put...isk for this,” he adds. Verbalis also says that sports drinks, which contain some sodium and potassium and carbohydrates, are basically water with a few ad...

Newborn neurons like to hang with the 'in' crowd

...eceiving nerve fiber or dendrite. A typical neuron sports about 7,000 synapses through which it stays in touch with roughly 1,000 other cells. But just how young neurons make their presence known and hook up with already well-connected elders has been unclear. "If you have hopes that one day neuronal ste...

Eating with our eyes: Why people eat less at unbused tables

...otor Skills. It included 50 graduate students at a sports bar where an open buffet featured chicken wings during the Super Bowl; some tables were bused and some were left unbused. To use environmental cues to curb overeating and overdrinking, Wansink suggested that college parties could encourage (or requ...

OHSU surgeon implants donated tissue allografts

...n the OHSU School of Medicine, and a specialist in sports medicine. "Oregonians, it turns out, are among the most beneficent with respect to providing their bodies to organ donation programs in the entire country." Until recently, however, it was difficult to access some of these tissues for transplantat...

Study finds surfing safer than soccer

...ies per 1,000 hours of surfing - compared to other sports for which comparable data is available," says lead author Andrew Nathanson, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Rhode Island Hospital's Injury Prevention Center. "However, the risk of injury more than doubled when surfing in large waves or over ...

UF scientists discover new genus of frogmouth bird in Solomon Islands

...that resembles a frog’s mouth; but their beak also sports a small, sharp hook more like an owl’s. Steadman said their beaks are like no other bird’s in the world. They eat insects, rodents, small birds ?and yes, even frogs. For perspective on the scale of evolutionary difference between genera, consider tha...

Liposuctioned fat stem cells to repair bodies

...t transplanted fat stem cells will restore injured sports horses to their former glory. "Our aim is to regenerate the tendon structure that does not repair spontaneously," says Galli. Once scar tissue is formed, it hinders the animal’s recovery. "If you intervene, with cell transplants, within one week, yo...

Computer scientists unravel 'language of surgery'

...t what they do," he said. "It's not a new idea. In sports and dance, people are studying the mechanics of movement to see what produces the best possible performance. By understanding the underlying structures, we can become better at what we do. I think surgery's no different." ...

Poor athletic performance linked to vitamin deficiency

... concerned about maintaining a low body weight for sports like gymnastics and wrestling. "The most vulnerable people are often the individuals society expects to be the healthiest," said Manore. "There's a lot of pressure on women in particular to look like an 'athlete.' Unfortunately for some people tha...

Natural pine bark extract relieves muscle cramp and pain in athletes and diabetics

...cate that Pycnogenol can play an important role in sports by improving blood flow to the muscles and hastening post-exercise recovery," said Dr. Peter Rohdewald, a lead researcher of the study. Researchers at L'Aquila University in Italy and at the University of Würzburg in Germanystudied the effects of ...

Matrilin-3 gene discovered to prevent onset of osteoarthritis

...ease or inflicting an injury on a joint to mimic a sports injury or trauma. "In the long term, it helps us...vironmental ?such as being overweight or suffering sports injuries. ...

NJIT engineer poised to take stem cell research a step forward

...ct with Louis Rizio, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and sports doctor at Mountainside Hospital, Montclair/Glen Ridge. Rizio, who specializes in cartilage repair and arthroscopic surgery, will design and interpret the animal models used to test the stem cell repair of cartilage. Rizio will also teach Arinzeh, and...

Scientists use stem cells to grow cartilage

...number of injuries and medical problems, including sports injuries, new cartilage for people having hip replacements, and even for cosmetic surgery. Dr Archana Vats, from Imperial College London and first author of the paper, said: "The ability to grow cartilage using stem cells could have enormous implica...

Rutgers researchers scientifically link dancing ability to mate quality

...apture technology commonly employed in medical and sports science to isolate dance movements, we can confidently peg dancing ability to desirability." Cronk and postdoctoral research fellow William Brown also examined results by the sex of the dancer. They found that symmetric males received better dance s...

Cells direct membrane traffic by channel width

...rough unless you are a sleek, water-molecule-sized sports car, say scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The roadway is in aquaporins, a class of proteins that form trans-membrane channels in cell walls in all forms of life. They allow for water movement between the cell and its env...

Can't serve an ace? Could be muscle fatigue

...oske said the findings could have implications for sports that required skilled actions such as serving a tennis ball, throwing a javelin or shooting a bow and arrow. He said it could also result in loss of control over stride length during running - leading to stretched hamstrings and other injuries. "Wh...

Researchers develop promising new gene network analysis method

... a decades-old tool used to crunch everything from sports statistics to language production. The other was a correlation method based on network theory, which has been used to explain complex systems such as power grids and neural networks. After applying both statistical methods to the experimental data, ...

New design : complete

... they can dilute themselves." In addition popular sports drinks don't always include enough sodium to offset the body's loss of the mineral during exercise. The drinks often carry more water with smaller concentrations of salts than are normally found in the human body; therefore, they do not replace salts...

Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are now species of slime-mold beetles -- but strictly in homage

... they can dilute themselves." In addition popular sports drinks don't always include enough sodium to offset the body's loss of the mineral during exercise. The drinks often carry more water with smaller concentrations of salts than are normally found in the human body; therefore, they do not replace salts...

Too much water may be as dangerous as too little during long-distance athletic events

... they can dilute themselves." In addition popular sports drinks don't always include enough sodium to offset the body's loss of the mineral during exercise. The drinks often carry more water with smaller concentrations of salts than are normally found in the human body; therefore, they do not replace salts...

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